Saturday, October 18, 2014

The great toy hunt

The toy box is one of those things that, like pets, mounts and achievements, are a visible collection and there are many of us who are compulsive collectors.  I know I am a compulsive collector.  Stickers, stamps, gemstones, trading cards... I used to love collecting things. Now my collections are sitting around collecting dust but I have these new virtual collections to work on now.

So with the toybox actually SHOWING me what I am missing, I have this urge to go and collect those things that I can actually get, or used to have. In my last post I saw that there were a few items that I knew I used to have, but had thrown out.  I thought I would go get them again.

I decided to start with the Faded Wizard Hat, a quest reward from Azshara.  I couldn't remember who had done the quests, but I was 100% sure that my level 20 goblin had not done them.  Azshara should be about right for her. So off I went.

I had done a couple of Azshara quests it seemed, and soon I saw the quests were leading me to where Wowhead said the quest for the Faded Wizard Hat was.  As I did the quests I did remember these quests - there were achievements tied to them and did them a long time ago.

Running around without a flying mount was difficult, especially when I got knocked off stuff and died and had to run back. Just going anywhere was slow on the slow mount speed!  And, I saw plenty of people doing the same quests I was doing.  Level 90s.  There were at least 4 of them.  I whispered one.  "Are you trying to get a Faded Wizard Hat, by any chance?"  He answered in the affirmative.


When I was on the achievement part of the wizard quests where I had to run around getting stacks without getting injured there was a level 90 there doing it as well on their flying mount. Ugh, that really stuffed me up, how I wished it was phased! I was pleased to say that I finally got through my challenges and quests and finally got my hat - THREE HOURS LATER.  I was never the fastest leveller or quester, and in that time I got three levels.  But, I got my hat.  I saw tons of people hanging around at the end part of the quest, and I wondered if they had started from the beginning of that quest chain - I THINK it starts when you first talk to Kalecgos, but I'm not sure.



The other thing I noticed was a flurry of activity around the Argent Tournament.  Considering there are 11 toys that come from there (all the banners) it wasn't surprising to see people doing their dailies again. Lately when I pick up the Kraken quest, I've noticed it's been dying after 3 hits with the spear, which is annoying as I have to wait for it to respawn again (and often means I have to do another flight).  But NOW, with a few people out there, I've noticed that we're having the tagged Kraken problem again so that even if I DO hit it, it doesn't count towards the quest completion, which is the same problem I had back in WotLK when the Argent Tournament was current.  But it doesn't take long to get all the toys - a week if you do all the dailies daily (heh) - so hopefully these people will be gone soon enough.

I also went around collecting all the toys that I could - the toys that drop from rare spawns are not things I will probably get any time soon, but I went and bought all the purchasable items that were available. Phew, that was a bit of a spend!  That one for 5k in Azshara was crazy expensive last expansion and I still think it is now. There goes all my money from Justice points and Conquest points.

I wish I had been as organised as Luxy.  She has all the toys - she did item restorations months ago in anticipation of the toybox for items she had thrown away or lost, and also had been spending her time getting the other toys.  I have seen her in Scholo trying to get Krastinov's Bag of Horrors and so far she has had little success.

I have to thank Arvash for all those toys he gave me ages ago from the TCG.  I was complaining about the bag space but now I can happily put all those things in my toy box. /hug Arvash

8 comments:

  1. I only needed one restoration, the hat :P I lost it when I faction changed from horde to ally, then couldn't redo the quest when I switched back to horde. I could have just done it on an alt tho, but it was the second time I had needed it back, was easy enough just to ask for it :D

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    1. I need that power converter. I think Minndy should go do it!

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    2. I don't know if there is a Horde version of that quest!

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  2. I did the Krakken Quest today! It was mental!

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    1. It takes me so many goes! I am tempted not to do it coz of how long it takes.

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  3. I was going to start on these but then I realized I could buy those two new Hallow's End pets I started traveling to candy buckets. One down now and one to go! I still have mounts to get at the Argent Tournament but can't get anyone to go there. Left my DK there for months and she never did a thing.

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    1. I had better get started on my candy buckets if i want pets! Thanks for reminding me!

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